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Because of COVID - 19 and Social Distancing, the AU Swim School is currently closed.

Our current session and the intensives are Postponed.

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Developmental Stroke School 

at American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave

Washington, DC 20016
[email protected]


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The AU Developmental Stroke School will now offer a Fall and a

Winter/Spring session similar to the Swim School. 

Our DEVELOPMENTAL STROKE SCHOOL is devoted to competitive stroke instruction

with an emphasis on balance in the water through specialized drills. It is not a beginner

or novice learn to swim program. Our Stroke School is an excellent supplement to

summer league programs or for anyone with a minimum time commitment.

This program is for 5 - 12 year olds.

If your child is under 7, they must be evaluated on the first day of class before confirming their spot in the programRefunds are guaranteed if the program is not the right fit after the first class. 

If you have any questions regarding class requirements please contact [email protected].

- 2020-2021 - 

- Classes meet once a week -

Whales: Monday - Wednesday - Sunday

Barracudas, Sting Rays, Octopus: Sunday Only

12 Classes Total - $300 30-min class / $450 60-min class

$50 sibling discount for Developmental only

No Make-up sessions offered for the Developmental Program.

No Swim School Dates:



Beginners -- 5 - 10 years old

Skill set must include: Ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping and the ability

of rotary breathing (side breathing) in freestyle. Swimmers most likely have previous swimming experience. This class teaches detail technique of freestyle and backstroke.

30-minute OR 60-minute lesson/1:8 ratio

Sunday 4:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:00pm / 5:30pm

Monday 6:00pm (30-min lesson only)

Wednesday 6:00pm (30-min lesson only)


Intermediate -- 6 - 12 years old

Skill set must include: Ability to swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke, ability of rotary breathing (side breathing) and kicking on their sideTeaches longer freestyle swimming and more advanced backstroke including starts and turns. 

This class also introduces Breaststroke.

60-minute lesson/1:9 ratio

Sunday 4:00pm / 5:00pm

Sting Rays

Advanced -- 6 - 12 years old

Skill set must include: Ability to swim 75 yards of freestyle and backstroke, ability of rotary breathing (side breathing), legal flip turns, and 25 yards of breaststroke. This class works on detailed mechanics of the breaststroke, butterfly and starts.

60-minute lesson/1:9 ratio

Sunday 4:00pm / 5:00pm


Advanced -- 8 - 12 years old

*Please note this class is for more advanced swimmers that have reached

a maturity level to participate in a practice like environment.

Skill set must include: Ability to swim 100 yards of freestyle and backstroke, 50 yards of breaststroke, 25 yards of butterfly, ability to do legal flip turns and starts. This class works on longer backstroke and breaststroke, along with full stroke butterfly and endurance swimming.

60-minute lesson/1:9 ratio

Sunday 4:00pm / 5:00pm